Brixton

Autognome newsletter

Partial online archive of Autognome, a London anarchist/squatters freesheet. At least six issues were published in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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Autognome was a provocative rag, the halfblood child of some of the rowdy London end of the free festival-oriented Free Information Network, with refugees from Brixton squatters mag Crowbar, based around publishing dates of upcoming radical events, news of demos and campaigns, and potshots at the left, the right and pretty much everyone…

- Past Tense

Xtra! #9 1981

Issue 9 of Xtra! from 1981.

Contents include: Letters, Hampstead hit by waves of moderation (i.e. no riots), right to silence, Anarchist Youth Federation, Anarchists and Ireland, "Urban Collective Bargaining" - three and half pages of riot commentary, Xtra! banned from Collett's bookshop after a Sunday Express expose of a supposed "Street Guide To Terror" in a previous issue, Herstory/feminism, Prison Control Units, mental hospitals, Wapping Autonomy Centre opens, Basic First Aid for Injured Rioters, back page "Spot The Molotov" competition.

Crowbar #47 1986

Issue 47 of Crowbar from Summer 1986.

Cropped version of a scan by the comrades at the Spirit of Revolt archive, Glasgow.

Contents include: Squatter imprisoned after Brixton riots goes on hunger strike, "Squatters' creche" updates, Brighton Arms Conference, people being charged money for places to squat, Stonehenge 1986 account, Pullens Estate resists squat evictions, DIY FM radio transmitter plans, graphics from New York squat scene, Free Pete Mastin, Smash McDonalds Day, Brixton police drug operation in July, Greece - five on hunger strike, adopt a prisoner, Animal Liberation Front, international actions round up (in tiny font), letters, news snippets.

Crowbar #45 1985

Issue 45 of Crowbar from late 1985. A "Riot Special".

Contents include: Broadwater Farm riots in Tottenham (first person account), guide to police radio, Brixton riots (first person accounts), Tulse Hill, Stockwell and Peckham riots, Demos delay evictions, Rotherhithe squatters, Smash South African Business, more bile for Ted Knight, forensics - hints and tips, Greece - anarchist hunger striker + occupation of University building in protest against police brutality, south London squat updates, letters, magazine reviews, over the top back page riot collage.

Crowbar #44 1985

Issue 44 of Crowbar from mid 1985.

Compressed version of a scan by the comrades at the Sparrows Nest archive, Nottingham.

Contents include: free all prisoners, protest to save community squat creche at 24 Brailsford Road (and insert about its eviction), lots of bile for Ted Knight (leader of Lambeth Council), South Africa, sabotage tips, fiddling the electric, Police bunkers, Stop Business As Usual - international round up, account of Class War's Henley Regatta action, publications round up, puzzles, contacts, events, Governments Really Screw You Up (parody of anti-heroin poster),

Crowbar #38 Nov 1984

Issue 38 of Crowbar from late 1984.

Cropped and compressed from a scan by the comrades at the Spirit of Revolt archive, Glasgow.

Contents include: 120 Brixton squats to be evicted, resisting eviction tips, Crowbar benefit gig, Southwark squatters set up protest camp outside town hall for a week, smoke bomb recipe, news round up, Copenhagen squatters vs the police, September Stop The City report (470 arrests), "How to squat" refresher, Haringey anarcho-feminists anti-porn article, animal rights actions round up, letter from Clydeside anarchists, rent striker of the year, Brailsford Road evictions - report on meeting, Stockwell mass evictions, Effra Parade, Bradford Freemasons, more.

Crowbar #32 1984

Issue 32 of Crowbar from early 1984.

Cropped and compressed from a scan by the comrades at the Spirit of Revolt archive, Glasgow.

Contents include: Eviction of Wyers squat in Amsterdam, "Save Effra Parade" protest report (20 houses scheduled for demolition), Roseberry Avenue Peace Centre, Stop The City, Islington Bingo Hall squat + UK squatted social centre round up, Amsterdam "Day of Unrest", account of somoene arrested for deliving a sermon from the pulpit in St Paul's Cathderal during Stop The City 1983, Our Radio (south London anarchist pirate radio station busted), letter from Republican prisoners in Long Kesh, "We Kill Rapists" poster.

Crowbar magazine

Partial online archive of Crowbar, an anarchist squatter magazine published in Brixton, South London in the 1980s.

The Crowbar was originally the fortnightly newsletter of Brixton Squatters Aid: "initially a freesheet duplicated on waste paper, which became a rowdy class war type magazine that loved to wind up the police, council, lefties and pretty much everyone except the collective." - Past Tense Publications.

At least 49 issues were published (?) from 1983 to 1987(?). (If you know more - add a comment below).

Xtra! #8 1981

Eight issue of Xtra!

Contents include: Brixton riots, the trial of the Xtra! contributor who infiltrated the National Front's HQ Excalibur House, letters, the Social Democractic Party, Red Army Faction prisoners, snide review of autonomist event "After Marx April", riots in Zurich, review of a Police manual on how to search a house, working conditions at Trust House Forte hotels, Who Needs Maggie? (campaigns against her avoid criticising the system), schools (and leaving them), the middle class, responses to "Backlash" in previous issue, religion, back cover poster.